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Nags Head Nights

Looking back through various bits of 2016, I realized I had a bunch of pictures from the beach this summer that I’d never downloaded or posted. So here’s a photo post to send off the year. I actually took more pictures there this year at dusk and in the evening, for some reason. Maybe that’s fitting.

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Snow Day(s)

North Carolina finally decided to have winter this year after all, so the theme of the past two weeks has been “snow day!” Last week’s days off of school and work weren’t so much fun, because they were largely due to ice (and it sure did hang around in our neighborhood, since we have so many trees to shade the streets), but last night yielded a respectable amount of wet, heavy snow.

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The view from our front door.

Not pictured: the big branch that fell across the driveway, about two feet behind our cars. Fortunately it missed hitting them both. I think most of the snow has fallen off the trees now, so hopefully the cars will remain safe.

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I have a lot more pictures from the Campbell, honestly, but I think this is the last one I’ll post for now. This was from a scenic overlook on our drive back.

A rather majestic view

A rather majestic view

Worth stopping for, I think.

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This gate and its circle of trees sit at the edge of the garden, but look like they might lead into some sort of faerie court.

Open the gate

Open the gate

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On the screened porch where everyone gathers to be let into the dining hall for meals (there’s a bell you have to wait for), there were two vases of flowers, one of which got the best light.

Glowing

Glowing

It’s been gray and rainy here all day, so I guess that’s why I was feeling drawn to post this picture today. Hope it brings some color to kick off your week, too, dear reader!

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This was actually the first photo I took at the Campbell, just after I walked out the door of the house I was staying in to go to breakfast. I think it’s my favorite photo of the whole week, honestly.

The circular pattern in the grass at the edge of the field appears to be some kind of labyrinth, though I didn’t actually try to walk it.

Misty mountain morning

Misty mountain morning

I’m not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination, but views like this made me mind having to get up a lot less.

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This is one of my favorite pictures: a rainbow of color-changing autumnal ivy growing on the side of the craft shop.

A rainbow of autumnal ivy

A rainbow of autumnal ivy

Our work-study student noted how much the staff and grounds crew hate both ivy and morning glories for the building and garden destroying invasive vines they are, but fortunately I could just enjoy them for their beauty.

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